The horror film They/Them (we’re meant to pronounce that “They-slash-Them”) is scheduled to be released through the Peacock streaming service on August 5th, and with that date just a month and a half away a teaser trailer for the film has arrived online. Check it out in the embed above!
Owen Whistler, the director of a conversion therapy camp named Whistler Camp, which attempts to “turn” LGBTQ+ teenagers straight and cisgender. Set over a week-long session at the camp, the film focuses on the various campers, led by trans and nonbinary Jordan (Theo Germaine), as they undergo psychological torment from the camp’s programming. When an unidentified killer begins claiming victims, the kids must team up to protect each other, both from the killer and from the camp staff.
Bacon and Theo Germaine are joined in the cast by Anna Chlumsky and Carrie Preston as Camp Whistler staff members, plus Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch, and Darwin del Fabro as Jordan’s friends and fellow campers.
Logan says They/Them has been
germinating within me my whole life. I’ve loved horror movies as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent ‘the other’ and as gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, outlawed, or forbidden. I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up. When people walk away from the movie, I hope they’re going to remember the incredible love that these kids have for each other and how that love needs to be protected and celebrated.”
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar produced They/Them. Logan and Bacon serve as executive producers alongside Scott Turner Schofield, Howie Young, and Jon Romano. When this project was originally announced, it was going by the title Whistler Camp.
I have enjoyed several of Logan’s writing projects, but what has me guaranteed to watch They/Them when it reaches Peacock is just the fact that it’s a horror movie set at a camp, starring Kevin Bacon. Friday the 13th is one of my favorite movies, so I’m excited to see Bacon returning to camp for more horror.
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Originally published at www.joblo.com